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it's a pleasure to have you with us. thank you for taking the time. >> thank you very much. >> that's all for now. the conversation continues on the website you can find us on twitter at aj consider this. see you next time. . >> hi everywhere. this is al jazeera. i'm john seigenthaler in new york. no end in site. newa tacks in gaza. the -- attacks in gaza, a rising death toll. video emerges showing hamas fighters using a tunnel to attack israeli cold jers. k.k.k. targetting members by recruiting migrantsism. >> we get people sending in money, donations, begging us to come to their down to do anti-immigration rallies.
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what our investigative report reveals - inside the clan. the poor door. the rich share buildings with lower income residents forced to use another residence. what it says about class and equality in america. now and then - stunning composite pictures and the stories behind them on the 100th anniversary of world war i. >> it was six in the morning in the middle east. and more suffering. gaza, without power, electricity, running water or suage after an israeli air strike booked out its only power plant. israel's iron dome blocked rockets, neither side backing down, egypt working on a revised
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ceasefire proposal. all drafts have been rejected. israel's army says it needs a week more to destroy the rest of hamas's tunnels. israel says the tunnels are the reason it has invaded. >> tonight dramatic video showing hamas in the tunnels, getting ready for a surprise attack. >> so this video is uploaded to youtube late yesterday. it is difficult to verify. it appears to show hamas fighters coming out of the tunnel and assaulting an israeli outpost near the border with gaza. this video is graphic. >> reporter: this is what israel says it's out to stop once and for all. hamas using a tunnel to strike inside israel. the nearly 4 minutes of footage begins with fighters climbing up from underground, running across an open field heading towards an
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israeli position. they shoot through a gate and appear to beat and shoot men on the ground, before returning to the tunnel. it ends with hammals fighters holding captured israeli weapons, showing the serial number for authenticity. shortly afterwards binyamin netanyahu went on israeli television saying the provision in gaza would not end until the tunnels were wined out. the purpose is the -- wiped out. the purpose is the construction of israeli civilians, and the killing of israeli children. the israeli military tweeted the map, showing what it says are the locations of hamas tunnels from gaza, some extending more than a mile inside israel. another hamas attack through a donel killed four israeli soldiers last week. >> israel has known about the tunnels, but is stunned by the size and complexity of the
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network it is recovering. 90 feet underground, reinforced with concrete, wired for electricity and communication. the day before the israeli military released this video showing more than a dozen hamas fighters ahead of a planned attack about they and a tunnel entrance were hit by an air strike. >> tunnels in gaza were nothing new. they date back when the per-shans use them to end the city. the former israeli ambassador to the u.s. called them a medieval tactic issize rail may have to counter, and his idea is to dig a moet 85 feet teen around gaza. >> united nations says gaza is at a breaking point. 200,000 are in temporary
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shelters. the bombardment is taking a toll on their mental health. nick schifrin is there. >> today in gaza, air strikes pulverized hamas leaders' homes. a tank shell gutted iraq. >> a power plant went up in smoke. everyone here lost electricity, leaving gazans to a dark future. >> as a babe yip cries in the background. this -- baby cries in the background this family prepares dinner by flashlight. now these children may have to play in the dark for up to a year. >> in this house the power is off until they turn on the generator. the nuclear family lives comfortably. above the daughter's bed, disney apprenticeship cesses, and the son's, hollywood posters. these days they feel there's nothing worth celebrating.
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not even a birthday, which was today. >> you can't smile and others crying, you can't live and others dying. >> her son falls them fox. that's him with the flag, cheering the u.s. world cup. >> i love the united states. what the government do, what is happening, and they kept saying, okay, do whatever - i feel ashamed, sometimes. >> this fall he'll study in the u.s., hoping to teach american kids that he was like them. he posted a photo on facebook knowledging after three worse in six years, he's seen things no one ever has to seep. >> we see children killed. mostly. >> if the guys like me, getting murdered, bumped.
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so i would ask myself, will i be next. >> it's tough. [ sings ] . >> music provides an escape. >> it helps his 12-year-old sister dana. she plays when the bombs get loud. >> they bomb here, us. and the bomb and the house was shaking. >> do you feel safe leaving your house? >> no. >> reporter: no, she says. i ask why? >> she starts to say "when my brother and i leave the house"... ..she can't finish.
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like all gazans this family stays inside to stay safe. to pass the time they watch the news. on this day they learn about the deaths of nine children. dana looks away. she wonders whether it might be better if the power had stayed off. the war is straining relations between the united states and israel. mike viqueira has that story. >> reporter: facing scathing criticism from some within israel secretary of state john kerry defended his record of support as unblemished. >> i spent 29 years in the united states senate with 100% voting record, pro-israel. and i will not take a second seat to anybody in my friendship or my devotion to the application of the state of israel. >> as he returned empty handed to washington after days of talks. the allegation, his last failed
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proposal for a ceasefire, triggering outbursts, accusing negotiationors of plotting to make people look bad. >> it's not the way that partners and allies treat each other. >> the rift with israel was brief, rare in washington. >> members of both parties line up for support. >> we can do better and need to go further. snow as for public, a pew poll asked americans who is responsible for the current violence. 40% say hamas. 19 say israel. >> criticism is mounting, leading to diplomatic is laughings. a u.n. panel voted 29-1, launching an inquiry. >> united nations policies in gaza. the only no vote the united states. the u.n. move brought devoips on
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the senate floor. >> we are the only nation that objected, to this revolution, which i think could make every decent person in the field be ashamed. iations. >> in an interview, in the wake of the controversy, a spokesman was careful not to anger critics. >> would you like to take this opportunity on al jazeera, and call for an end to the israeli siege. do you see that it is normal for palestinians to go on under siege, yes or no? >> it's not an easy yes or no question. what the secretary is committed to is working towards a peace process here for the last year, where we could have two dates living side by side in peace and security. tensions are escalating between the united states and russia, president obama announcing sanctions against moscow, and the european union approving aggressive measures. they target banks, a defense
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firm, and russia's oil industry. the move follows the downing of flight 17. the white house blames them for helping pro-russian separatists in the ukraine region. >> the sanctions imposed made a weak russian economy weaker. foreign investors are increasingly staying away. before the actions today, 100 billion in capital was expected to flee russia. russia's energy, financial and defense sectors are feeling the pain. >> the u.s. and its allies accuse russia of building up troops along the border with ukraine. there are doubts about a nuclear arms agreement in place with russia since the cold war. the kremlin violated the treaty. >> jonathan betz has that story. >> that was a landmark arms control treaty that the u.s.
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says russia has broken. ronald reagan and gosrbachev signed it eliminating a class of nuclear weapons. >> by 1991 it enforced the u.n. and soviet union to destroy 300,000 missiles. it applies to missiles launched from land, not similar ones fired from ships or planes. russia has been testing them, possibility since 2008. the banned missiles fly between 300 and 3400 miles, both allow missiles that fly further. they can reach russia's neighbours and allies, but not the united states. >> russian leaders want out of this treaty, calling it unfair. other countries like china and pakistan have the missiles.
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the u.s. does not need them as much because it has better bombers. american bombers consider it serious. it may trigger another arms race. officials worry it could be a sign of crumbling relations between russia and america. hether worked in the clinton administration. i asked how significant the u.s. and e.u. sanctions are. >> two things about them are big. one is that the u.s. and the e.u. and them together, and they are considerably further than the european union has been willing to go in the past, and their trade is 10 times as big as the u.s. trade with russia. these will bite more. the second thing that is significant is the... >> can i stop you there. the obama administration said the previous sanctions were going to bite and hurt. i'm sure that based on russia's
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activities, that it had that knolent, or did it? >> well, there's hurt and then there's fix the problem. you see from the anxiety of russians, the cash flow numbers that you reported in the broadcast. they are biting and changing the before of russian business and global business in deal with russia. was that enough to convince vladimir putin that he wants to back down? >> no, not yet. they are doubling down, but what they are doing is they'll go after russia in the energy sector, which is the main source of income, and the russian defense sector, which is she carefully throughout through because who is pushing the hardest for russia to be more aggressive in the ukraine, it's the military substantiate. if they are told they have some things they like to import cut off, does that change before
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more quickly than we have seen. >> if the u.s. goes after number with russia, does that threaten europe is this. >> they have been careful and are going after oil and not gas. clearly the europe eaches said we are not ready to deal with the problem of gas dependence. instead the u.s. is going after oil, and what this does is make it harder for russia to play, that they can't explore. in the arctic they can't explore in the sea around crimea. what vladimir putin looks at is the long-term future of the country is economically falling off a cliff, and the question is at what point. i don't think we know the answer. it's not a happy answer. at what point to other forces in russian society look at the 3-year, 5-year trajectory saying this is not a country we want to live in and back down. >> thank you. in ukraine investigators can't get to the crash site of
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malaysia airlines flight 17. fighting escalated. not far from the site e 23 people, including three civilians died. an ebola firm died. the 39-year-old doctor was called a hero. 3700 people have died according to the world health organisation. an appeals court rulted a mississippi abortion law is unconstitutional. requiring physicians at clinics to obtain admitting privileges, something they have not been able to do. in turn the law would have shot down the state adds ont abortion center -- only aborgs center. we -- abortion center.
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we spent the day with one of two doctors that perform abortions. >> this is the key to my apartment in chicago, and these for mississippi. >> dr parker lives in two worlds. he packed a bag in hit the road. the chicago-based gynecologist travels to where he sees the most need. >> ideally i arrive at midday. sometimes i leave a little later and arrive at night. then have a full day the following day in the clinic. >> his final destination, the heart of the deep south. >> here in jackson is the last-remaining abortion clinic, the pink house. many travel hundreds of miles looking for medical attention here. >> we are in mississippi, you have the right to stand your grouped. >> reporter: outside protesters try to discourage women from
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going said. >> does anybody care. little black boys and girls are being decimated here. >> reporter: inside the waiting room is fall. >> expect to be here two to three hours, no bags, purses or children allowed. >> on the day we visited 39 women waited to see dr parker. >> he'll tell you what the risks are, what to expect. >> once inside they undergrow group counselling and meet one on one with dr parker. >> dr parker will take care of you. >> after the 24 hour required period is met, he goes from exam ram to xam room. >> i know you -- exam room to exam room. i know you don't want to be here and you are scared. >> rachel is 23 years old and in a committed relationship. despite using birth control she became pregnant the the couple new they were not ready to be parents. she told us if the clinic was
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closed she'd have to travel three hours to new orleans for care. >> people don't realise that people who need abortions, to have a doctor in the first place. >> the governor vowed to make mitts an abortion-free state. >> some states have parental notification laws, some have waiting periods and face to face counselling. mississippi has all of them, making it hard to access abortion. >> in 2012 the legislatour passed a law allowing doctors and performed apportions to have hospital admitting procedures. dr parker and his partner do not have them. the only two in the state. >> is it right. when it's not popular or of political ex-peediens, you have to do what your conscience tells you is right. 12 years ago, my
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conscience said to make sure it was rable to women -- available to women. he will continue to travel to lionel messi. bob mcdonald, former chief chief executive of prob tore&gamble will be the v.a. secrete. senate leaders have high expectations. he has a number of challenges, including delayed health care for veterans. next -- >> though don't continue to break it while they are here, bringing with them third world diseases. >> a member of the k.k.k. talks with robert ray about the clan admission of hate - defending the border. and the poor door policy. low income living in luxury highlighters with a separate entrance and there's a lot of
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it's a controversial policy distril nating against the poor, called the poor door. the city assist housing department signed off on the use of separate entrances for a luxury apartment on the west side. residents paying full price use the front. low income residence with
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subsidies will be forced to use a separate entrance in the back of the building. kerry white is the director for organising and policy at the home setting assistance board. welcome. >> thank you for having me. talk about - what is the worst part of this in your opinion? >> it's just outrageous. a company is receiving a benefit and is using it to disim nate against low income people, creating a segregate building. >> is it supposed to mingle those that could afford a more expensive apartment with those that couldn't. >> that was the purpose. the company that is building the building much they got a bonus
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to build higher. they take the bonus. and they'll sell it. by offering the residence an opportunity to pay less for housing. >> is that not a good deal. >> it's a great deal. this was not something they were forced into. they opted to take this benefit to get the million dollar worth of bonus. they were oblickated to created, now they are saying they want to treat the affordable tenants differently than those paying the market rate prices. >> doesn't that happen in buildings across new york. are there people on the pept house with their own -- penthouse with their own private door. >> right. but this is a government-sponsored building. they are refusing money, our money, our government is allowing them to do this.
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they are using the bonus and being discriminatory. we are basically subsidising distril nation of low income people. >> how do you solve the problem. do they go in the same door. >> they should change the policy. if you elect to be a part of this programme, and get the bonus from the government. you have to treat the residents in the building equally - equal meanties, entrances. >> they are not required to now? >> there's a loophole. in some programs they are required to. they should be required to. this is not the first or only inclusionary promote in the city. many others have having an inclusionary prulent, where there is no difference. >> where they don't go in different doors. >> there's low income residents mipingled. >> and -- mipingled.
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>> and throughout the property, not on one side of the property. >> is this the way the building is, all the low income are on one side. >> on a separate side. the opener of the property, the developer, wants it to be a condo and wants all the best views, the higher floors, the views over the river will be the market rate and the worse views on the lower floor, on the backside of the building, they'll be a lower income apartment. >> it's an interesting development. we'll see if the loophole is closed. good to see you, thank you for being with us. next - being replaced by a robot. in some industries where you might never expect it. 3d printing technology at your fingertips. a shipping giant is getting into the business.
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>> it's also impossible to see... >> israeli aggression... >> coverage of the middle east conflict continues al jazeera america this is al jazeera america, i'm john seigenthaler in new york. coming up. >> i think we should leave the
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corpses on the border. >> the k.k.k. is back, vowing to do what it takes to close off the border. plus - outsourcing jobs to robots. taxi drivers may not be safe. it's been 100 years since the start of world war i. a look back at pictures then, and now. the house is said to vote on thursday on a bill addressing the growing crisis the bill aiming to spd the troops to the -- send the troops to the border and speed up the process of sending unaccompanied children back to central americas. everything costs $700 million. law makers say the bill has support, but as congress works to fix the system, clowns like the ku klux klan is using the
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issue to rally their base. robert ray reports. >> reporter: rolling hills. nice homes, and small churches. but some residents here worry the so-called invisible empire, the ku klux klan is growing up around them. >> k.k.k. asked us to be here in north carolina, at the post office, and from there we'll drive to do our interview. as a matter of fact, here they are. turn the camera. they have the hoods. hello, guys. >> light it. >> the k.k.k. has been around suns the 1860s. promoting white supremacy. classified as a hate group, some
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members have been convicted of crimes, including murder, torture, rape, arson and racial intimidation. today they are here to talk about the crush of women and children immigrants crossing the border. >> we'll pull up over here and we get out. >> this group in north carolina is called the loyal white nights and claims to be the largest active kk kx operation in -- k.k.k. operation in america. its members led us to a field with thousands of sunflowers, a place where the clan gathers, plans recruitment and burns crosses. now they have a new call to arms. >> the immigration crisis on the border. when we call the hot line for the k.k.k. there was a call for a shoot to kill law. how do you describe that. that seems full of hate. >> these people are criminals to begin here.
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they come, cross the borders illegally and are breaking the law. once they are across the borders, what makes you think they'll continue the stop, break and law. they don't continue, they bring the third world diseases. >> reporter: these are little kid coming over, and you are calling for a shoot to kill little kids. >> i mean - to me they are breaking the law when they come. if we can't clean them back, we pop a couple of them. leave the corpses on the border, maybe they'll see we are serious about stopping immigration. >> in the 10 minute interview they listed the usual grievances. blakes, jews and -- blocs, jews and gays. and now illegal immigrants. they insist they are not a hate group, but white separatists. the fbi says they are responsible for domestic terrorism and soint crime. >> the only thing this is september age is european
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descent. >> yes, a white homeland. >> that is america, it won't happen. >> it will happen eventually. >> you guys have 8,000 members, you used to have millions. how are you on the rise? >> that is picking up every day. we are doing recruitment. tv interviews. >> reporter: and levelling candy and flyers reading save our land, join the clan in neighbourhoods across the south. in the u.s. there's more than 150 groups affiliated with the k.k.k. according to the southern poverty law center. a few years back there were more than 200, a spoke. just after president obama was elected. what do you think of the current administration in washington? >> i think obama sold out the american people, i truly do. i mean, that's the job of the federal government to stop the immigration problem, and put a stop to it. now they are pouring in by the
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millions. >> the guys insist the immigration is what they need to recruit members. >> you realise the perception of people in america and around the world when they see the hoods and rich to some of the things snm that you guys say, they think it's pure evil. you know that. >> yes. >> yet what is it? is it a mental problem? what is it? >> depends on where you come from. you all are doing one side of the view. we have thousands calling us, sending in money and don'tations, wanting to see more money, they beg us to come to the town. >> we asked for details. >> where you going, get back in your truck. >> they offered none. >> brian is a director of center for the study of hate and extremism at california state university, good to see you. thank you for being was.
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>> john, i look older and you look the same. >> i don't think that's true. >> i tell you one thenning, 15- -- one thing, we still, 15-20 years later, the same stuff out of the ku klux klan. is it important to hear any of this and know it exists? >> it's important to know they exist. i think there are more rotary phones than clans people. it's important not to blow them out of proportion. this group, lwk, the traditionalists as well - they haven't acted, and their membership is growing. on the whole, there's closer to 5,000-6,000 clansmen and women, as in the '20s, when they road
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the wagon against kath likes. they had 4-5 million. president truman was a member. senator robert bird. they are really just a blip on the hate radar screen. and what i am more worried about is the main streaming of hatred that don't require robe. >> we know the messages of hate and activities, when you look at the interview you think this is a group that is almost a joke. should we be worried about the group. >> they are not controlling the descourse. recently when we had
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anti-immigration rallies out in california, the plan wasn't represented. neo-nazis were holding rallies, and the glan in different parts of the -- clan in different parts of the country. we see an increased activity, by publicity stunts, putting out flyers. they are having training this week. some clan factions, had meetings. we are seeing to through the summer. what i'm worried about is the mainstream of anti-immigration sentiment. with 42% saying it's a burden on the united states. i'm more worried about that, people on the fringe. they can and do commit violence. we haven't seep a great deal of that. >> hasn't the internet and social media allowed many to spread their messages of hate
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around the world. >> absolutely. there has been clan symbols in belfast, and in florida, a couple of alleged members of the clan in the locality police department. it's a small group. they thrive on publicity whether in the media or social media. what they are doing now, unlike in the past, where they help to control where hate was going, like in the 19 tos, when they made nativism a big part of history, today they are riding a wave ansillary to the movement, rother than controlling it. >> there are few that show up at the rallies, i've covered them. often there are few people that listen to the groups. at the same time are there a lot more people behind the scenes that we are not skiing, that may not dress in sheets, but have the same mentality? >> yes. i think you hit it on the head
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spot on. i think there is a hateful fringe of this movement who in everything but name only resemble the clan but are not clan members. the old wk had a rally and could onward get 40 people. we are not talking about the clan being a big influence. in europe, nativism and nationalism is part of the mainstream. it's scary. in the united states, they are the fringes, riding the wave and not directing it. we worry about people influenced by the hatred or offshoots as lone wolves. the clan will never be what it once was before, a shadow of its former sex, and does not have the political graffa tas and breath it did decades ago. >> good to see you, thank you for being with us tonight.
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turning to technology, it made our lives easier, safer, more efficient. that could make some americans' jobs obsolete. science and technology correspondent jacob ward explanation. >> reporter: every day 3 billion people go to some form of work, bling all of -- bringing with them all of their human abilities, experience, compassion, dexterity. how many of these jobs will be done by a machine? >> several industries teeter on the edge of full automation. one is dry-cleaning. at the moment it takes human develop territory to look at and know how to deal with some pieces of clothing. a robot can't do that. >> as soon as i was born, my parents had me on their backs. on the age of seven i was putting sponges on hangers,
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taking orders at the county. by 12 i worked on saturday so they could have a day off. >> robots showed they can handle and close towels. >> here is footage. it takes more than 6 minutes to fold a towel. maybe they'll do it while sizing up a stain. it takes human experience. we'll look at it and say - okay, we'll get it out for sure. that's years of knowledge of being in the industry. >> we need humans to drive us around in texties too. >> google and other features are pushing us towards a world where humans will not be necessary. at the moment we need human judgment and expenses. not just to know when it proceed through an intersection, but dangerous stuff like when the
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person in front is drunk. >> these are logistical, it's a matter of time and effort. with a matter of both, robots will be able to take over the task. 210,700 people work in the dry cleaning industry, 233,000, drivers of taxis and limousines - almost half a million people would be in need of a new line of work in those two industries. >> conventional wisdoms that doing away with the jobs will create new jobs. some economists suggest it may be a patchwork of part time employment, and that may be enough. >> one of the effects is that it's making consumer goods cheaper. you can be deployed part time if have a great smartphone. anybody can reap the fruit of
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that change. >> is any job sacred? much of the food supply is automated. the job of chef is a booming area of employment. perhaps that's what robots will never replates, the ability to sell taste. the stuff of the eyes, and break-in. >> it may not seem that a robot... >> that was jake ward on tape. >>... is a delete to anybody's job. >> we thank jake ward for his report. technology used by artists, and doctors. 3 d printing. customers can custom highs toys, jewellery. it's the beginning of a shift in digital shopping. the editor and chief of pc magazine. good to see you.
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>> we are talking about the same thing. the ability to create objects like this with a 3d print esh, and you don't need the huge manufacturing force, do you. >> you are talking about the workforce, the future of labour. the idea is that you can make anything made with plastics. you take a digital file. you have the shape of it and wiped up with a physical object. >> it's really a great transformative technology. >> amazon says they can make it for you. is that the way it works. >> amazon is creating a marketplace. the same way hama zone -- amazon build it for you, they'll send you the product. you'll see individual marketers
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and companies using 3d printers to build their products and sell op amazon. >> you have yoda and a couple of cups, i can have it built. >> that's right. that ability to customize physical product, to build one of something, is something the industrial age didn't abbing sell at. >> how big can the items be? >> 3d printing is not a new technology. >> you said 30 years. >> now, the devices are $500, $1,000. most of the consumer levels have a print area of a foot, two feet. and even that is slow to build a product. these product took 4-6 hours to produce, and they are not really
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large. it takes a vial to do. you can build parts, components and you can build big stuff. >> you said that the price was exorbitant. it's spoected to come down more. do you think every home has its own 3d printer creating objects that people designed for themselves? >> no, there's a line about the pc industry, that ibm never saw a reason why people would need a pc in their home. now they are in the home, in the tv, in the pocket. now that it's an amazon and people see the potential, people will want to make some. >> like we need more stuff. what sort of stuff could be be talking about. these are simply objects. could we be talking about
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machines. >> now it's toys, key chains, low-hanging fruit. when you have a coffee maker, and one piece of plastic breaks, and you have to figure out how to get the plastic from the coffee maker manufacture userer, that costs a dollar to make, but you have to ship it to get one part. wouldn't it be easier, find the designs, print it the or at a shop down the street and you don't have to pay for the shipping, but it does what you need it to do. there'll be a lot of cases like that. and how transformative will it be four our society. >> taking inside that you have to make things in factories and shipping it around the world. there's a lot of product you will be able to make locally and it will be about the distribution of the design, not the hardware. i think it will be
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transformati transformative. >> great to see you. a watermain break in southern california has been stopped near the campus. water gushed into the air. cars, people, stranded by the flooding. l.a. police say water flooded the campus, coming down the stairs, and the athletic fields. the pipe broke at 3:30 in the afternoon out in california. unclear what caused the break. it's been shut down. in america's zoos, elephants are ageing and zoo keepers are under pressure to make life better for them. >> reporter: all of these people waiting in line are about to get closer than they have before to an 8,000 pound giant. >> hi, bamboo. >> at 47 years old, bam book is the oldest elephant here. >> hi, duncan. >> she shares the space with two
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elephants. 35-year-old chi. all spent their lives here. you'll never see all three interact at the same time. he is unpredictable and aggressive. >> even when we have elements sharing the same space, they choose the opposite end of the exhibit. >> the association says a growing body of evidence shows that zoo elephants drive when able to associate with each other. the aza an allowing zoos to increase herds or phase out their programs and donate to other zoos. >> because of her aggressive market, that may be what this zoo will do. ment allowing them to get another elephant that will get along better. >> when i look at the elephants and see the elephants it's a sad
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moment. >> reporter: it's been said the elephants are stressed with highway noise and less than an acre to roam. what would you like to see in. >> i'd like to see them retired to a sank tuary, where they can roam, and swim in a lake, and heel from the arthritis and become as much an elephant for the remainder for their lives. zoos have a duty to breed new elephants and sanctuaries are meant for animals to live out their days. breeding is difficult to do. they have tried to inseminate chi. with elephants poached for ivory. >> if given a choice for being
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free or a zoo, i would say they are safer in a zoo because they don't have threats like they do in the wild. >> it's hoped an an close and personal experience will inspire everywhere to join the efforts to save the elephants. >> n.a.s.a. has announced a milestone, an opportunity rover on mars broke the off-world record driving as of this weekend opportunity has driven more than 25 miles on the red planet. the previous record held by the rover, covering 24 miles on the moon in 1973. opportunity landed on mars in 2004. the picture of the day is next. remembering world war i in pictures. 100 years ago and now.
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i'm meteorologist kevin corriveau, we are looking at a
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big change. the jet stream has taken a turn to the south, allowing cooler air to come in from the north. we are dealing with radar to the west as it pushed up. i'll get to that in a moment. first of all, let's take a look at what is haing across the north-east. things have dried out considering the rain previously. yesterday and through the weekend. we are seeing cooler temperatures and drier air. tomorrow did when a lot of people will wake up to this. boston, 61. albany 54. toronto about 51. in new york temperatures below average. 84. that is the high average that we see for this time of year, as we go towards the weekend it will get cooler. 81 on saturday. no rain. rain is the forecast through the west. especially here in colorado, where we are seeing major flooding across most of the state, flash flood watches and warnings in effect.
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the rain will continue as we go from wednesday to thursday as well as into friday. flooding willthrough the weekend. that is the weather. your news is next. the last surviving crew member from the plane that
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dropped the first atomic bomb on japan decide. theodore van kirk died of natural causes. he was 93. he was the navigator, on the aircraft that dropped the bomb on hiroshima. this week is 100 years since the start of world war i, and in the first person report we talk to photographer peter mcdermott, who makes composite images of iconic places connected to the war to show you how much has changed a century lair. >> in some ways the research as fascinating. i spent a lot of time going through the archives, finding something that is in existence. the main point is bringing together a way that is interesting to people. and to make it seem relevant to
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today, tooling it to places that some people will be familiar with. the differences are better explained visually. there is great differences in the technology used in war, between then and now. i wasn't looking for contrast. but sim larities. in some of the places little has changed in 100 years. shooting the images in london, france and belgium over the last few months has been fascinating. sometimes moving. to be standing within a few metres of where the photographer or solder stood 100 years ago, that's interesting from a photographer
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point of view. world war i lasted four years. >> now to the picture of the day from china - in uniform, hundreds of soldiers took on oath to guard the 214 youth olympic games. thousands of children expected to attend. see you back here.
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